Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.
Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D. is a clinical and research psychologist and longtime advocate and activist in the arenas of harm in the mental health system, misrepresentations and distortions in psychological research, women’s issues, veterans, the so-called justice system and prison system, refugees, racism, and other forms of bias. She is an Associate in the Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University and a past Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. She is the author of numerous books, including They Say You’re Crazy: How the World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal, The Myth of Women’s Masochism, and When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans, the last of which won three top national awards for nonfiction. She is the author of numerous awardwinning plays, including CALL ME CRAZY and THE TEST, and the producer and writer of awardwinning films, including “The Test,” “Is Anybody Listening?” and “Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century.” She is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from the Association for Women in Psychology and one from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma.